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The Rex Hotel

194 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z1, Canada
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Ranked #31 of 127 Toronto B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Crystal Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will no longer stay anywhere else when visiting Toronto. I splurged and paid the extra $30 for a private bath and the room was still a very affordable $115 a night. The room was clean, the staff is friendly and most attractions (shopping, sports, restaurants etc.,) are within walking distance. Subway, streetcar, taxi service is right outside your door.... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wife and I spent two nights here with two teenage sons. Really great hotel in a great central location - very near Kensington Market and West Queen West. Rooms were small but perfectly formed - clean with fab ensuite. One with great view of CN Tower- no noise from Jazz below. Staff very welcoming - Jazz bar below and bar... More 

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Ottawa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We spent one night at the Rex and loved it. Since the Toronto Jazz Festival was in full swing, high school jazz bands performed at the Rex. What a great experience to see young people with instruments instead of iphones. The staff at the bar are very, very nice and we had drinks and dinner on site. Our room was... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The price per night is fairly cheap compared to other hotels in the area and it is justified by what you get. The rooms was clean and adequate albeit rather small. Bathroom was very good, AC in room. Our curtains remained constantly closed (view of a workshop interior) so a little dim in the room. The rooms are located directly... More 

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East Sussex, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Me and the girlfriend stayed here for three nights near the beginning of June! Its a great hotel! The location is perfect. Your not far from the subway stop of Osgoode, so can access all your needs with ease. If you prefer to walk your not far from some great shopping, hip streets and restaurants too. The room was small... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We went to hear jazz and were not disappointed. Small dining room, which was filled mostly by friends and family of the group playing. Cold beer, house red wine and the Middle Eastern platter. Although listed as an appetizer, this was filling enough for our dinner. Excellent pita bread served with it. Parking is difficult and we were a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Rex has optimal location near downtown at a bargain-basement price. My room was clean, comfortably updated, and perfect for a two-night stay near the convention center and other downtown attractions -- even had a view of the CN Tower. The pub food was tasty, and chilling to live jazz (free cover before 9PM) was the perfect end to an... More 

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Basel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This hotel is cheap, and that's about where the positive sides end. The rooms are tiny (and not just by North American standards, but by any standard) but the most disturbing thing is the complete lack of a cleaning schedule. During our 7-night stay, the room was only done twice. After the first day, when we found out that no... More 

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Montreal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Toronto is an expensive town to stay in and the Rex, at over $100, is one of the cheaper options. The upside is you're in an ideal location (Queen Street West near the subway) and above one of the better jazz bars. The staff are friendly and we had a great time at the bar; however, the best thing I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a fabulous spot for a drink and fabulous jazz. There are up to 19 acts a week on. The selection of drinks is great and the first show in the evening is usually without a cover charge. Food is fine and snacky. I visit this oasis of jazz and blues every time in downtown Toronto!

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